Yesterday I went along with Adrienne Stratford (and Kelvin Jones) to help her ring her first brood of Choughs of the year in a mineshaft in the Snowdonia National Park. Along for the ride (appropriately licensed by Natural Resources Wales of course!) was TV celebrity and survival expert Ray Mears and his film crew. The ringing will feature in Ray's new series of Wild Britain to be broadcast this autumn and will hopefully show why ringing is such an important tool in understanding much more about bird populations than just migration. No more details here, you'll have to watch the programme. I'll spoil the ending though - we all survived!